Zhao Hongbo did not try a single triple jump during his last
warm-up in Beijing before he and partner, Shen Xue, head off for
the Turin Olympics.
Zhao, who is still nursing his injured foot, joined partner Shen
Xue on the ice Thursday night for a trial amongst Chinese figure
The star skater, a former world champion, revealed prior to the
performance that it was not injury but psychological problems that
had prevented him from jumping.
Teammates Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao led the three Chinese pairs in
the warm-up show, while another pair Pang Qing and Dong Jian
recorded some small faults.
(CRI English January 28, 2006)